Microeconomic Analysis of Time-use Data. Did we reach the promised land?
AbstractThis paper surveys the last decade of micro-economic research using time-use data. Focusing on the household production model, time-use as an investment activity, and the distribution of extended income, issues of data collection, measurement errors, model specification and estimation as well as substantive results are reviewed and discussed. Although time-use data have specific characteristics which need be considered in analysis there is more to learn from these data and in particular if present short-comings are dealt with in future data collection.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Uppsala University, Department of Economics in its series Working Paper Series with number 1998:12.
Length: 34 pages
Date of creation: 15 May 1998
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Publication status: Published in Time Use - Research, Data and Policy, Merz, J., Ehling, M. (eds.), 1999, pages 423-456, NOMOS Verlagsgesellschaft, Baden-Baden.
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time-use; household production; labor supply; auxiliary information;
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- Klevmarken, N.A., 1998. "Microeconomic Analysis of Time-Use Data. Did We Reach the Promised Land?," Papers 1998-12, Uppsala - Working Paper Series.
- C81 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Microeconomic Data; Data Access
- D13 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Production and Intrahouse Allocation
- J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
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- NEP-ALL-1998-08-21 (All new papers)
- NEP-ECM-1998-08-21 (Econometrics)
- NEP-MIC-1998-08-21 (Microeconomics)
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